AMs delight as Welshpool dialysis dream comes true

2009 Rhagfyr 1 10:56 AM

Montgomeryshire AM Mick Bates is delighted that after years ofcampaigning both Welshpool Hospital and Llandrindod Wells Hospital havebeen chosen as locations for two new dialysis units in Powys.

Welcoming the announcement by the Health Minister, Welsh LiberalDemocrat AM Mick Bates states:

"This is fantastic news for renal dialysis patients in Powys, who willno longer have to travel unacceptable distances to access treatment inShrewsbury or Hereford. Thanks go to every dedicated campaigner who hasworked so hard over many years to see a renal dialysis unit inWelshpool, in particular the Welshpool Hospital League of Friends whichhas raised much money to support the development of facilities atWelshpool Hospital.

"Clinicians in Shrewsbury have long argued that Welshpool is the optimumlocation for the development of a new dialysis unit so it is adisappointment that the decision took so long. The Minister has notoutlined the timescale for the development of the new unit at Welshpoolbut I hope that it is now installed as quickly as possible, so thatpatients can benefit from the enormous difference that local dialysisprovision will make to their lives."

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